Invented Worlds


Snubbing the Icons


That Seahorse-Shaped Space in Our Brain

Colored Sand and Gunpowder


Vanished Drawings

Rossetti identified the subject of his Lady Lilith painting as Adam's first wife—"the witch he loved before the gift of Eve." The work (1866-68) was altered in 1872-73 to please patron Frederick Leyland. The original model was Rossetti's lover Fanny Cornforth.

Incurably Romantic

For much of the 20th century, Britain's Pre-Raphaelite were dismissed as overly sentimental. A new exhibition shows why they're back in favor


Edvard Munch: Beyond The Scream

Though the Norwegian artist is known for a single image, he was one of the most prolific, innovative and influential figures in modern art

The nomads who traversed Utah's rough terrain scratched, pecked and painted thousands of images onto cliff walls, creating rock art known today as the Barrier Canyon style. The earliest painting at Black Dragon Canyon (above) is thought to be more than 8,000 years old.

Traces of a Lost People

Who roamed the Colorado Plateau thousands of years ago? And what do their stunning paintings signify?

Chagall's Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Elusive Marc Chagall

With his wild and whimsical imagery, the Russian-born artist bucked the trends of 20th-century art

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

The Mexican artist's myriad faces, stranger-than-fiction biography and powerful paintings come to vivid life in a new film

Edgar Degas rarely painted a pure still life, but he often included still lifes in the backgrounds or corners of his compositions. In The Millinery Shop (1882-86), the hats—their shapes, textures and colors—take center stage; the figure is merely an accessory.

Still Delightful

A sumptuous show documents how the Impressionists breathed new life into the staid tradition of still life painting


Just Folk

From samplers to sugar bowls, weathervanes to whistles, an engaging exhibition heralds the opening of the American Folk Art Museum's new home in Manhattan


Grandma Moses Country

In charming paintings of "old timey things"—sleigh rides, mills, farms and fields—the artist preserved a simpler, bygone world


Rediscovering an Idaho Photographer

From 1895 to 1912 in her Pocatello studio, Benedicte Wrensted produced telling portraits of Northern Shoshone and Bannock Indians

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